Please Sign And Bring This Form With You To Your Lesson:
Sovereign Hill Stables LLC RIDING LESSON CONTRACT DATE________________I (Parent, Guardian, Self) __________________________________ have contracted with Sovereign Hill Stables LLC to give (riders name)____________________________________riding lessons.
Riding Lessons are to be paid at the beginning of each month, minimum of 4 lessons in full prior to the start of each month via paypal check or cash. If payment is not received before the start of each month, the above mentioned rider will be dropped from riding lessons until payment is received. I understand that it is my responsibility prior to entering the lesson area to inform the riding instructor of any new medical or physical problems which may impact my safety or ability to perform correctly during my scheduled riding lesson. I understand that lesson times are planned and that I need to be on time. If I am late more than 15 minutes from my scheduled time, will shorten lesson time unless I have made prior arrangements. I further understand that even if I am late the time for the lesson will remainas scheduled. The only condition for extending my lesson time is if the riding instructor is not present at the scheduled lesson beginning time.
Cancellation of lessons: A 12 hour cancellation via text message or phone call is required otherwise I will forfeit my lesson. All approved make-up lesson scheduling will be at the discretion of the riding instructor.
I understand that proper attire must be worn for riding lessons which is to be pants, shirt, shoes/boots with at least a half inch heel (this is a requirement unless medically approved by a physician).I further understand that Sovereign Hill Stables LLC riding instructor reserves the right to discipline a rider.
Some examples of Sovereign Hill Stables LLC riding instructor reserves the right to release a rider due to unsafe situations, physical stress to the rider resulting from riding and/or any safety/medical problems that may arise. This type of release from the program will require a prorated refund be issued.
Rider’s information files will be held in confidentiality and only shared when necessary to assure the safety of a rider in the lesson or during an official incident review.
“WARNING” Under NJ Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities. I am aware of the inherent risks of horseback riding. I further understand that I must be careful while on the property of Sovereign Hill Stables LLC and particularly while horses are being handled. Sovereign Hill Stables LLC cannot and does not assume any liability for accidents, injury, or death to person or persons. I further have reviewed and understand the content of NJ Liability Law which is posted at pasture/arena entrance gate, barn, or trail entrance. Likewise I accept full responsibility for friends and visitors accompanying myself on Sovereign Hill Stables LLC property.
.Lesson Policy Standard:A lesson is 60 minutes or 30 minutes in length and is to consist of grooming, tacking up horse mounting each rider and tack adjustments, exercises while mounted, cool down time, and dismounting. Please note we consider a lesson starting when the riders enter the barn area. The riding instructor additionally has the responsibility of safety for riders, volunteers, and horses at all times so therefore, the instructor has the right to deviate from the above lesson outline when safety is a concern.
Example: the lesson could be full time as barn management-classroom activities, grooming, tacking up, types of tack, tack cleaning, etc..General Conduct Policy For Parents, Riders, And Guests During a Sovereign Hill Stables LLC Lesson Time:Important areas used during riding Lesson•Parent/Rider waiting area is located by the gate entrance to the arena.
Arrival to lesson•If previous lesson is in progress or dismounting stay quietly go to parent/ rider waiting area.•All riders are to wait at parent/rider area until instructor comes to escort them. The only people who are to be in the arena are the instructors and riders that are getting ready to ride in current lesson.•
If you need to talk to the riding instructors about medical or physical problems which may have a safety implication for the current lesson, please do so before the mounting phase of the lesson gets started.
During lesson• While a riding lesson is in progress all parents, family members, and guests must stay outside of the arena. • No loud noises (clapping, door slamming on cars, loud talking/ laughing, calling to riders, etc.)• No umbrellas, flash cameras while horses are present.• No ball playing, tag games, or fast type movement games allowed before, during or after lesson scheduled times.After lesson• After lesson the rider will be returned to their parent, guardian or ride.Disciplinary Policy:Sovereign Hill Stables LLC disciplinary policy has been developed to ensure a safe and conducive environment for all involved in our riding program.
General Rules:• All gates and stall doors to be kept closed.• No entry into feed/hay storage areas without permission.• No climbing, sitting, or standing on stall doors, fences, or gates (this includes ring).• Smoking is prohibited.• No consumption of alcohol beverages or drugs.• You are responsible for your friends and visitors conduct and safety while on the property of Sovereign Hill Stables LLC• No running around horses or riding areas.• All trash to be disposed of in trash barrel.• No horses to be handled in or out of the stalls without supervision, if needed.• Always respect others when speaking or socializing.I the undersigned have read and understand the above contract plus all the Sovereign Hill Stables LLC policies and rules which I agree to abide by in total and I have received a copy of this contract which includes the Sovereign Hill Stables LLC policies and rules. I further understand that if any of the Sovereign Hill Stables LLC policies or rules are not followed Sovereign Hill Stables LLC has the right to cancel this contract in full without any refund of moneys remaining for this session. Attorney Fees. In any litigation, arbitration, or other proceeding by which one party either seeks to enforce its rights under this Agreement (whether in contract, tort, or both) or seeks a declaration of any rights or obligations under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be awarded its reasonable attorney fees, and costs and expenses incurred.
Please note for the well being of our horses we have a strict weight limit of 180lbs
ACCEPTED BY:Signature: _______________________________Riders Name ___________________________________Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________________Home Phone_______________________________Phone Parent or Guardian__________________________CELL PHONE FOR EMERGENCY_____________________